|Single by Rainbow|
|from the album Difficult to Cure|
|B-side||"Vielleicht Das Nächster Zeit (Maybe Next Time)"|
|Released||23 January 1981|
|Rainbow singles chronology|
"I Surrender" is a song written by former Argent guitarist and singer Russ Ballard and first released by Head East in 1980 for their sixth album U.S. 1. It is better known for being a hit for Rainbow the following year, reaching number 3 on the UK Singles Charts.
Released in January 1981, the song became the band's biggest hit in the UK. Originally, some backing vocals were recorded by Graham Bonnet, but after he quit the band, lead and backing vocals were sung by his replacement Joe Lynn Turner.
Heavy metal band Praying Mantis band were originally in the running to release the song and had already recorded the backing track and were adding the vocals when they were told to stop as Rainbow, being the bigger name, had been given the nod to record and release the song.
The B-side "Vielleicht Das Nächster Zeit" is an instrumental song written by Ritchie Blackmore and Don Airey and was titled with the English equivalent in brackets, "Maybe Next Time". Blackmore made a grammatical error with the German title, which was corrected for later releases as "Vielleicht das nächste mal".
In 2017, the revived band, under the name Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, released a re-recording of the song as a digital single, with vocals from the current lead singer Ronnie Romero.
|Chart (1981)||Peak |
|UK Singles (OCC)||3|
|US Billboard Hot 100||105|
|US Billboard Mainstream Rock||19|
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